Knowledge and understanding.
The student is expected to know the basic concepts and principles of economic policy. In particular, the
student is expected to acquire the fundamental knowledge related to: the “logic” of economic policy; fundamental elements of macroeconomics; monetary policy and fiscal policy; individual and social preferences; the pareto criterion and the new welfare economics; theories of justice and social welfare functions; social preferences and institutions; welfare state and corporate social responsibility.
Applying knowledge and understanding.
The student will be able to maintain and discuss clearly, through
appropriate arguments, possible proposals and considerations related to
economic policy issues, such as the logic of economic policy or the
efficiency of diverse economic policies on the basis of different
At the end of the course students will have acquired the ability to
critically interpret the main economic events at the center of the national
and international debate of economic policy, by evaluating their logic and
effects in the light of the different approaches and theoretical models
Students will be able to communicate their own comments and ideas on
the issues of economic policy analyzed in the course to various
interlocutors effectively and appropriately.
Student will acquire the ability to undertake, in the most independent
way possible, the analysis and the understanding of the logic behind alternative economic policies and of their potential effects.